Others may say that they have nothing against
God and that they even believe in God. Many
think that they do not need salvation.
Why do men
need to be saved?
In the following verses, the Bible gives the answer:
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that
all have sinned: (Romans 5:12, KJV)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Rom:3:23, KJV)
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall
the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be
put to death for his own sin. (Dt:24:16, KJV)
All men need salvation because all have sinned by transgressing God's
26E.2 How did sin affect man's
relationship with God?
Why did salvation became a necessity for men after
59:2, the reason is given:
It is because of your sins that he doesn't
hear you. It is your sins that separate you from God when you
try to worship him. (Is. 59:2, TEV)
Sin separated men from God. Thus, even if men shall call
or pray to God, God shall not hear. Because of sin,
men has lost that inherent right to serve and worship his Creator.
How else did sin affect man's relationship with God?
At one time you were far away from
were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought. (TEV)
Man has sinned against God. As a result, they became
God's enemies. God considers
man—the sinner, as his enemy.
Sin, then, ruined the peaceful relationship between God and man.
26E.4 What was the gravest
consequence that sin brought upon man?
For the wages of sin is death; but the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom:6:23
Man must now pay the wages of sin. Man
has forfeited life eternal when he committed
sin. Because of sin, man shall return to dust, but that is
not the end of it—sin is not yet fully paid.
Why is the
man's breath not the full payment of sin?
When a man dies in this world, his
sins is not yet paid in full and that his worries are not yet over.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of
fire. This is the second death. (Rv. 20:14, KJV)
The first death—the cessation of
breath, is just a partial payment of sin. There is still the
second death—in the lake of fire. This is God's eternal punishment for
the sinner and the full wage of sin.
All men need
salvation because all have sinned by
transgressing God's commandments. Sin separated
men from God. Thus, even if men shall call
or pray to God, God shall not hear.
Because of sin, men has lost that inherent right
to serve and worship his Creator. Sin has ruined the peaceful relationship between God and man.
So God considers
man—the sinner, as his enemy. As a
sinner, man must pay the the full wages of sin.
That is to suffer the wrath or anger of God.